Veteran Australian promoters Michael and Kevin Jacobsen have partnered with U.S. promoter Jack Utsick Presents to form Jacobsen-Jack Utsick Presents. The 50-50 partnership will promote shows and theat

Veteran Australian promoters Michael and Kevin Jacobsen have partnered with U.S. promoter Jack Utsick Presents to form Jacobsen-Jack Utsick Presents. The 50-50 partnership will promote shows and theatrical and special events in Australia and New Zealand.

The new company will initially comprise Kevin Jacobsen, managing director; Utsick, director; Michael Jacobsen, GM; and Amber Jacobsen, director of concerts and special events. A CFO and others will be appointed.

The South Florida-based Utsick now has 13 offices worldwide under the Jack Utsick Presents banner. He first established a presence Down Under last year with Michael Chugg Entertainment/Jack Utsick Presents. The two Australian companies will work "in concert," Utsick tells Billboard.biz. He says the Jack Utsick Presents companies combined grossed more than $100 million in 2003.

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